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How To: Compress a video file in Movie Maker

Do you want to compress your video files less than five times the size while keeping the same quality? If yes, then this video shows you how. By compressing video files you can save a lot of space. Then, it can be easily burned to a DVD or even uploaded to a file-sharing website. To do the compression, you need to use Windows Movie Maker software. Open the video file in Windows Movie Maker. Now, move all the clips into the story board. Open the option "Save to computer". Now, Windows Movie Ma...

How To: Field dress a wild hog

In the messy world of field dressing, it's important to get the process done soon to ensure untainted game. Also, by removing the skin, you are reducing the animal considerably in weight, making it easier to carry home. In this four-part video tutorial, watch as a wild hog is field dressed from start to finish.

How To: Properly hold drumsticks

Holding your drumsticks correctly will reduce tension and give you greater speed and control in playing while reducing fatigue. In this video tutorial, DRUM! Magazine music editor Wally Schnalle demonstrates how to properly hold drumsticks and provides tips for best performance. Get a handle on drumstick grips with this how-to.

How To: Bake render compositing nodes in Blender

This Blender tutorial covers methods for bake rendering compositing nodes and ways to speed up render times. We will pre-render the objects and save the precious time when rendering animations. We'll discover the challenges that we meet (such as missing specular in the baked texture) and suggest workarounds.

How To: Take a Green Shower and Save Water

Bathing is one of the most enjoyable and least environmentally responsible part of many people's days. Fortunately, showers use less water than baths, so we're better off than we used to be. This video will show you how to green your shower even further, reducing your water usage as well as your water and heating bills, and increasing the longevity of our water supplies and planet.

How To: Minimize the role of politics in your office

Politics have always been an unavoidable part of office life, but that has become even more the case in this down economy when competition between coworkers is more intense than ever. This can be a major problem for managers if their workers start being more concerned about their politicking than their performance. This video for managers offers tips for reducing the role of politics in your office, keeping your employees focused on the task at hand and more productive.

How To: Manage high blood pressure through diet

Sometimes pills aren't the best answer. Doctors do not need to prescribe medications for common health problems, such as high blood pressure. They can be helped by simple adjusting your lifestyle. If you have high blood pressure, you are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease and six times more likely to have a stroke than people with normal blood pressure. Manage your condition through diet.

How To: Properly clean glass camera filters

Dirty filters ruining your shots? Glass filters, as useful as they may be for protecting your SLR or DSLR lenses from external damage, can grow dirty over time, reducing image quality. Learn how to properly clean your single-reflex camera's glass lens filters with this free photographer's guide.

How To: Convert decimals to fractions

At first, the concept of converting decimals to fractions sounded very difficult. But after watching this video and following the step by step instructions, it was easy. It is important to know the basic concepts of numerals, i.e., tenths, hundredths, etc. They provided an example of making .12 into a fraction and then reducing it to an easily understandable number. Search on WonderHowTo to solve more math woes!

How To: Make thermal curtains

This video is an instructional tutorial on how to make thermal curtains. Thermal curtains are a low cost method of reducing your heating bill by increasing the R value of your windows with an aesthetic, insulative curtain. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep the cold out and the warmth in with homemade thermal curtains.

How To: Use solar thermal microgeneration

Solar Thermal Microgeneration may be used to reduce your hot water bill, fossil fuel use, and lower your carbon footprint. For water heating, water is collected from solar panels. It is used to heat the water, as it filters through the water heater. Some areas require all new homes to provide an energy rating to buyers. Solar thermal panels harness the suns energy and reducing the need for fossil fuels to heat water. You will need the combination of solar panels, a traditional water heater, a...

How To: Repot a juniper bonsai tree fall

When re-potting a juniper bonsai tree you're going to have to go through the following procedures. First get it out of the existing pot and then rake out the soil at it's base. After doing so for a while, blast the soil with a water jet. If by chance you encounter stubs of ground level branches, try to remove it with a cutter, otherwise use a pruning saw. Now go back to cleaning and reducing the root mass, having done so as much as possible move the tree into another container. Start backfill...

How To: Build confidence during pregnancy

For many women, pregnancy is a very vulnerable time, especially when it comes to the health of their child. Your body is changing on a constant basis and it can be hard to find confidence in the fact things will go well. You can learn through this video that you can be proactive in the process of ensuring a healthy pregnancy. Having a diet that is full of healthful foods is key to making sure your pregnancy is on the track to good health. Exercise and reducing stress are also touted as good s...

How To: Simplify a complex fraction w/ binomial denominators

To simplify a complex fraction, turn it into one fraction on the top divided into a fraction on the bottom. Once this is complete, you will turn the division into the two into a multiple by the reciprocal, factor, and then cancel. To make a division, find the lowest common denominator of both the top and the bottom. Once you get this division equation, look carefully at the equations. If something can be easily canceled, go ahead and cancel it out at this time. If you cannot cancel anything a...

How To: Break in the brushed motor of an RC car

It's simple: if you've got a brushed motor, you'll want to break it in under controlled circumstances before taking it out into the world. Why break in your engine? The main idea of breaking in your engine is to wear down your engine's brush so as to maximize surface contact with the commutator, reducing resistance (and therefore waste energy) and thereby increasing power. For detailed instructions on breaking in your remote control vehicle's engine, watch this RC hobbyest how-to.

How To: Hone a knife from a pro

Taylor Erkkinen, co-owner of the Brooklyn Kitchen, shows how to properly hone a knife Hold a butcher steel vertically. Place it on a towel on a flat surface in order to anchor and hold it in place. Most knifes are sharpened to 20 degrees. To find this angle, hold the knife perpendicularly to the butcher steel--this is 90 degrees. Reducing to half that angle is 45 degrees, and half of that angle is 22 degrees. Pass the knife equally on each side of the butcher steel, making sure you run all th...

How To: Use the "Ortega method" to solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube

This is a video tutorial on how to solve a 2x2 Rubik's cube using the Ortega method. The tip from the author is to go for the color whose maximum squares are already together. It is also pointed out that not only does the Ortega method involve three steps, which is time consuming, people using it also tend to take pauses in-between, drastically reducing one's solving speed. This tutorial provides tips on how to reduce and eliminate such time consuming pauses.

How To: Find equivalent fractions

In this video the tutor explains about the concept of Equivalent Fractions and how to find them. She states that equivalent fractions are fractions with same value. She explains this with an example saying that a fraction can have many forms in their unreduced states and all these fractions will have the same value which can be obtained by reducing them. She shows that we can make an equivalent fraction of any fraction by multiplying the numerator and the denominator by the same number and go...

How To: Convert fractions to percents in two steps

This video shows you how to easily convert fractions to percents. You can convert fractions to percents in 2 easy steps. The first step is multiplying the fraction by 100 (e.g.. your fraction is 3/5; 3/5 x 100 = 3/5 x 100/1 = 300/5). The second step is reducing the fraction, when possible (e.g.. 3/5 x 100/1 = 300/5 = 60). Don't forget to add the percent sign (%)(you obtained 60%). That's it! Good Luck!

How To: Multiply simple fractions

Watch this video to learn how to multiply fractions by fractions. First multiply the top numbers together. For example, if you have 3/5 * 4/7, multiply 3 * 4 and put your product on top of the fraction you will get as a product. Next, multiply the bottom numbers together and put them on the bottom of your resulting fraction. Next see if you can reduce your product to simplify it. You could also do the reducing step first by canceling out any common factors in the numerators and denominators o...

How To: Find a slope of a straight line with: Ax + By + C = 0

In this video the instructor shows how to find the slope of an equation which is in the form Ax + By + C = 0. He says that the formula to find the slope of a line in the above form is slope m = -A/B, where A and B are the numeric constants of the variables x and y in the given equation. He goes on and further shows how to do this with a couple of examples. He shows how to reduce any equation into the general form and how to apply the slope formula then. This video shows how to find the slope ...

How To: Stretch a stiff neck

Relieve the pain of a stiff neck and loosen up with these detailed and helpful activities. Learn how to have a better posture, and then some great and simple exercises that stop problems with a stiff neck. These exercises are well described and easy to follow, and are effective in reducing problems with a stiff neck. Not only do these tips help with a stiff neck, they also help with relaxing. The video also helps with when to do these exercises and how many to do, to feel the maximum benefit ...

How To: Convert decimals into fractions

In this simple tutorial the author shows the basic arithmetic operations like converting a terminating decimal into a fraction. He says that the complexity depends up on the number we are converting. He asks us to imagine the decimal as a fraction with an imaginary denominator of value one. Now he intends to remove the decimal in the numerator by moving it to the right of the number and he tells us to similarly move similar number of decimal places in the denominator to maintain the original ...

How To: Extend a background in Photoshop

All of us know by now that the pictures you see of actresses and models in magazines have been doctored beyond belief. After the initial photo shoot, retouchers quickly work their magic with thigh chub resizing (only in Photoshop do women not have cellulite), wrinkle reducing, and skin spot removing.

How To: Prune tall hedges

We next discuss trimming regular hedges. Most people just want a hedge that's tidy and neat, one that performs a function of blocking a view. We discuss some newly planted Boxwoods. Glenn planted these several months ago and wants to keep these low growing, about the height of the wall behind them. When the new growth starts to come up and the plant has reached its desired height, he prunes them. Glenn leaves an open space between the plant and the wall, this allows for good air circulation, ...

How To: Control a slice in golf

This video presentation details how to control and reduce a slice in golf. Materials required include a golf club, golf balls, and optionally a tee. Ideally a wood would be involved in this practice. How to control the slice is somewhat of a misnomer since the intent of the process is to remove the slice since it can be an unwanted thing. A slice is when a golf club is swung and the club remains 'open', this is when it is facing toward the right as the swing is coming through, this imparts a ...

How To: Fire up your metabolism

This video focuses on strategies you can use to boost your metabolism--one-step needed in order to lose belly fat. Obtaining a faster metabolism will train your body to burn more calories throughout the day. The first step to boost your metabolism is through strength training, which means developing leaner muscle mass. This will result in long-term investment for caloric burning. The second step involves exercising in the morning; this will help you burn calories more easily throughout the da...

How To: Deal with an aggressive dog

Worried your canine might bite somebody? Afraid to take them on walks anymore because of what could happen if a child walks past you? Afraid of a lawsuit? These are the worries associated with overly aggressive dogs. But with proper training, an aggressive dog can be transformed into a well-behaved companion you'll love having at your side.